Activity 1: Delicious Infused Water!

How can we make water even more delicious, using nutritious food?

Materials:
– A pitcher or a glass
– Tap water
– Fruits

Step 1: Start by making a list of your favorite fruits. You can include herbs and even vegetables that you think would make your infusion taste good! For example apples, raspberries, and mint.

Step 2: Fill up a pitcher or glass of water from the tap and add just a little bit of these ingredients and put it in the fridge.

Step 3: After one hour, take your pitcher out of the fridge and pour yourself a glass of the delicious infusion you have created. This is an easy way to make a yummy, nutritious drink instead of buying sodas that have too much sugar in them.

For younger kids: Think about why water is important for us. What other creatures need water to survive?

For older kids: How many different yummy combinations can you come up with? Here are some delicious ideas you can try!

Activity 2: Nutrition Log

What do we eat every week that is nutritious?

Step 1: Look at the meal you are about to eat. What different foods make up this meal? Ask your parents or other adult in your house for help identifying the different foods. Divide the list into two columns: nutritious and not nutritious.

Step 2: Track your meals every day for a week until you have a journal with the information for seven days. You can record as many meals pr day as you want, including snacks!

Step 3: At the end of the week, make a tally of nutritious foods and not nutritious foods. What do you see in your data if you compare both numbers? Do you think you should make any changes to the way you eat?

For older kids: Make a bar graph of nutritious and non-nutritious foods. How do you think the ideal nutritious graph looks like? What can you change to make your next graph look more like the ideal one?

Activity 3: The Planter’s Puzzle

How would you design your farm?

For Older Kids

Step 1: Your entered a lottery for a free piece of farmland and you won! Now you have to decide what you will plant, where you plant it, and how much. Print out or draw a grid that has 100 squares (10 x 10) – this is the size of your new farm!

Step 2: Now you have to design your farm. You have only this space to decide what you will plant, where you will plant, and how much of each thing you will plant.

Here are the rules for the different types of plants and how they must be on your grid:

Plant Type

How much space is required for this plant

How much 1 plant produces

Tomatoes

9 squares, in a 3×3 formation

30 tomatoes

Cucumbers

3 squares in a row (3×1)

12 cucumbers

Carrots

10 squares in a row (10×1)

10 carrots

Onions

10 squares in a row (10×1)

10 onions

Eggplant

4 squares (2×2)

5 eggplants

Basil

1 square

25 leaves of basil

Sunflowers

2 squares

1 sunflower

Chicken coop

20 squares (4×5)

50 eggs

Step 3: After you have designed your farm, count how many of each vegetables, herbs, and eggs you will have

For older kids:
Design a farm that produces a little bit of each product, one that produces only carrots, one that produces only eggs, and one that produces the same amounts of carrots and eggplants. Is is possible to build them like that? Which do you think is better to make a meal?

Try the Planter’s Puzzle with a different size – 20 x 20, or do something trickier like 5 x 30.

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